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August 11, 2017

Canadian railroads report strong growth of freight traffic in first week of August

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 76,274 carloads for the week ending August 5, up 8.3 percent, and 69,263 intermodal units, up 15.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first 31 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 4,422,925 carloads, containers and trailers, up 11.5 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending August 5, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 363,386 carloads, up 2.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 362,096 intermodal units, up 8.4 percent compared with last year.

North American rail volume for the first 31 weeks of 2017 was 21,483,408 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.4 percent compared with 2016.

Source: AAR